Listo Nuevo México Launches Website To Aid DACA Recipients

by Staff Reporter / Oct 03, 2017 / comments

Listo Nuevo México Launches Website To Aid DACA Recipients

ALBUQUERQUE ― Listo Nuevo México, Albuquerque’s largest immigrants’ rights coalition, has launched a new website centralizing available information for DACA recipients in New Mexico.  

The website launch comes after the surge of questions and need for information regarding the new reality faced by DACA recipients since the Sept. 5 announced end to the program.

On Listo Nuevo México’s website, the nearly 7,000 DACA recipients in NM are able to find information including:

  • UPCOMING ‘FREE CLINICS’ FOR DACA RENEWALS ACROSS NEW MEXICO
  • AVAILABLE EMERGENCY FUNDING & SCHOLARSHIPS TO COVER DACA RENEWAL FEES
  • FAQ: WHAT THE RESCISSION OF DACA MEANS FOR THE 800,000 RECIPIENTS NATIONWIDE
  • TOOLKITS & GUIDES FOR DACA RECIPIENTS IN THE WORKFORCE ABOUT THEIR RIGHTS
  • WAYS OF SUPPORTING FUNDING INITIATIVES FOR DACA RENEWAL FEES
  • UNITED WE DREAM’S ‘EMERGENCY MENTAL HEALTH TOOLKIT’ & ‘MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES’

According to the latest estimate by the National Partnership for New Americans, more than 1,300 New Mexicans qualify for a DACA renewal before the deadline of Oct. 5, 2017. Eligible renewals are only for current DACA recipients whose work permits expire between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018.

There are only about two weeks left for eligible DACA-recipients to be able to renew. Listo Nuevo Mexico encourages everyone who may be eligible or who knows someone who may be eligible to check out the website so that they can find the resources needed to renew as soon as possible.

Listo Nuevo México Communications Director Isaac De Luna said, “Since the Sept. 5 announcement on the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, we saw the need to compile all the available information into a single and easily accessible place for New Mexicans to stay informed.

“For that reason, Listo Nuevo México took on the task of launching this new website which allows the nearly 7,000 DACA recipients to have access to vital information on what the rescission of the program means, available mental health resources, upcoming free DACA renewal clinics in NM, and available funds & scholarships to cover DACA renewal fees.

“Through Listo’s website, the public can all also find ways of getting involved with the different partner organization that make up our coalition. In addition the general public will aso have access an opportunity of joining the fight for all immigrant families in New Mexico.”


Follow Listo NM on Twitter: @Listo_NM & on Facebook: @ListoNM.org.